Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Vestiges of Gladiatorial Combat and the Eucharist

While I was in Brisbane, I went to the ‘Gladiator’ exhibition at the museum.   Part of the description of the life of a gladiator was a description of how a day at the coliseum might go. First came the … Continue reading

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Reflections On The Death Of My Mum

It has been a nearly a month now since mum died. I’ve been able to think about the process a bit, which I share with you now. It is a not very pleasant fact of my life that for one … Continue reading

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The ‘Phantom of the Opera’, Human Darkness and Christianity

  I went to see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ for the first time as little while ago. Clearly, the power of the show lies in the fact that the story draws on the Greek myths, and so the themes … Continue reading

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“Globalisation: Alienation and Accountability and the “Whispering School of Acting”

I became aware of this phenomenon at the beginning of Tom Cruise’s movie about the bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler. There he was as general von Staufenberg in Africa, speaking to his commanders, and amid the background noise, I … Continue reading

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